Saturday, August 9, 2014

Not a real update

Project: Novel of DOOM (not a real title)
Deadline: Self appointed Oct 1, 2014
New words written: About 3,000
Present total word count: 70,287
Words for the year: Approximately 22,915
Things accomplished in fiction: Edited chapter's ten and eleven. Mostly fixed chapter twelve. Broke up a giant block of text into sections up to chapter 18
Next up: Finish chapter 12 (only a few pages to go), start overhauling chapter 13 and 14. There is a huge plot hole I left here when I drafted this that as to be closed with the insertion of a huge new scene. Exciting but so much work.
Things accomplished in real life: I had my entire family over for the 4th with all the cleaning cooking and general insanity that entails. I went to Colorado for a week, and now we're trying to set up a new routine before school starts. Must squeeze in more time though.

Friday, June 20, 2014

More words

Yet another word update,,,

Project: Novel of DOOM (not a real title)

Deadline: Self appointed Oct 1, 2014
New words written: About 1311
Present total word count: 68,434
Words for the year: Approximately 21,062

Things accomplished in fiction: Edited chapter 8 into something better
Next up: Fixing chapter 9... it's a mess
Things accomplished in real life: Child has been entertained. Railed at the idiocy of the world for a while. Cried. Felt better.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Yet another word update,,,

Project: Novel of DOOM (not a real title)

Deadline: Self appointed Oct 1, 2014
New words written: I'm not sure, my counter claims 900 but it's editing so it's more with deletions.
Present total word count: 67,123
Words for the year: Approximately 19,751

Things accomplished in fiction: Taking Rhys home with... complications.
Next up: Meeting the family!
Things accomplished in real life: Practically nothing. We've had a stressful few weeks over here but today and tomorrow are mine to write and clean the house before the next wave of visitors and chaos hits. Hopefully tomorrow will finish chapter 8 and 9 edits and get most of the way through 10 so I am ahead of my deadlines.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

More word updates

Project: Novel of DOOM (not a real title)
Deadline: Self appointed Oct 1, 2014
New words written: 971
Present total word count: 62,831
Words for the year: Approximately 15,459

Things accomplished in fiction: Two more chapters are edited and just waiting on feedback. The new chapter has been tinkered with. There is angst, there is drama, there is a hunky shirtless guy sitting on our heroine's bed.
Next up: Someone gets shot, everything gets worse.
Things accomplished in real life: The house is cleaner than the last time we met. No one died. My standards are rather low right now until a few other life things sort themselves out.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

This is not really a blog post...

It only looks like one. I'm "borrowing" this accountability format from Cherie Priest.

I've been working a lot on the novel beast. This weekend I broke 60K. After writing 50k into it last year I dumped 11k of opening scenes in January and started act 1 over. It's a million times better. Right now I have mostly clean drafts of chapters 1-4 done. Chapters 5-7 are being edited right now, and chapter 8 is started, pending these revisions.

After that I have 2-4 chapters (I think) to write from scratch, then I can meet up with my 40k of act two material and polish that up. My goal is to be drafting act 3 by July and hopefully ready for beta readers to tackle the whole book by October? It will depend on how certain other life things work out.

Project: Novel of DOOM (not a real title)
Deadline: Self appointed Oct 1, 2014
New words written: 2,595
Present total word count: 61,860
Words for the year: Approximately 14,488

Things accomplished in fiction: Revised chapter 5 to be all the errands peppered in with gossipy clues. Started on chapter 6 where all the drama hits the fan and secrets start to come out.
Next up: Finish up the drama and reveals and move on to revising the gunshot scene.
Things accomplished in real life: Grocery shopping, dishes, cooking dinner, and became the Easter bunny.